Eating Italy has announced a new culinary tour through Florence, Tuscany. The 4-hour walking tour has been curated to offer an introduction to the region’s unique cuisine and spotlight its distinctive flavors. Visitors will be led through the neighborhood of Oltrano, the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ left bank, and will enjoy food and wine tastings at eight locations. Highlights of the tour include a demonstration of how cantucci (Italian cookies, often known as biscotti) are made; a chance to sample typical Tuscan cheeses and fennel-spiced salami known as finocchiona; an introduction to bistecca alla Fiorentina, the region’s famous steak preparation; and a visit to an authentic Italian trattoria to taste one of their seasonal soups or stews. Guests will also sample local gelato and the region’s famous Chianti wine, plus experience many hidden historical and cultural sights along the way.
Tours begin in April and run Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rates are agent commissionable and start at $95 for adults, $81 for adolescents and $56 for children. The price includes all food tasting and an English-speaking guide. Guests also receive the printed “Food Lovers’ Guide to Florence,” which is full of insider tips about where to eat in the Tuscan capital and details of the tour stops. For more information, visit eatingitalyfoodtours.com.